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Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies for the
Preservation of Local Cultural and Historic Resources

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Preservation League of New York State and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

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Grants of up to $3,000 to New York nonprofits and agencies who manage arts or culture facilities for projects that will preserve local cultural and historic resources. Applicants must contact the funding source before applying. Funding may be used for professional services of architects, engineers, and other design and preservation professionals working with qualified applicants to preserve their buildings, structures, and other resources that serve an arts and/or cultural function.

The applicant group may apply for short-term, discrete projects that advance the preservation of historic sites,
museums, arts facilities including opera houses and theaters, and other culturally important institutions that are
located in historic buildings and structures that are open to the public.

These professional studies include:

1) Building Condition Surveys
2) Engineering/Structural Analyses
3) Feasibility/Reuse Studies
4) Specialized Conservation Studies

TAG is intended to support the direct costs of carrying out the types of projects described above. These can
include: consultant fees, in-state travel, photography, report production costs, and other associated expenses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178742

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts will not exceed $3,000 and the total cost of the applicant’s project may not exceed $3,500.

Term of Contract:

Successful applicants must complete their project within six months of the contract date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) arts/cultural groups and municipalities managing an arts/cultural facility only. Please
note that state agencies, groups that steward state-owned buildings, NYS-owned sites, religious institutions, and
private property owners are ineligible for this program. Prior grant recipients must have successfully completed
their funded project to qualify for future grants. Eligible groups may apply for only one project per grant cycle.
The applicant group must be the owner of or have at least a 6 year lease on the resource that is the subject of
the TAG application. Structures owned by private individuals but leased by not-for-profit groups or
municipalities are ineligible for this program.

Please note that this program cannot fund architectural plans and specifications or construction documents.

Grant funds cannot be used toward applicant staff time or overhead costs.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline for the TAG Fall 2018 Funding Round: Monday, September 17, 2018.

Please note that you first must discuss your project with the Preservation League before you can receive an application. Applications are not available online. Please call the Preservation League to discuss your project and receive an application.

Each applicant must provide $500 toward the total project cost.

Applicants will be notified by post within six weeks of the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Frances Gubler, Manager of Technical and Grant Programs
Phone: (518) 462-5658 ext. 10

Preservation League of New York State
44 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206-3002

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City;   New York